8th Grade Inspiration by Kristen Okabayashi
Hope’s current 8th grade class is, in general, a class of students and families with fantastic minds and compassionate servant hearts. They are a class that all year long has asked “What can we do to help?” As a principal, I do tend to lean on our 8th graders to help with events such as the talent show and chapel services, and this class has risen to the challenge admirably.
In keeping with this mindset, the 8th graders wanted to make some type of lasting contribution to our school as they prepare to graduate. They had several discussions about this with homeroom teacher Mrs. Kunkel, and despite everyone’s busy schedule, they remained focused on wanting to give a cosmetic remodel to our upper floor school bathrooms, which is much needed.
Over this past weekend, the students and some parents began the process of measuring, painting, and refreshing our bathrooms. This project will have a lasting positive effect on our school and is such a wonderful way for them to give back to our Hope community! I am touched by it and so wanted to share it all with you.
Interviews for Hope’s open positions are underway. As we finalize candidates, we will keep you all updated. Thanks for your prayers as we journey to find the right staff for our wonderful school.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Today 5/24: 5-8 Gr. Only Track Meet – No School for 5-8 Grade Only
Wed. 5/25: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 6 / 7:00 PM Sounds of Spring Concert
Fri. 5/27: No School – Memorial Holiday / ESC “XTRA” Open
Mon. 5/30: No School – Memorial Holiday / ESC Closed
Wed. 6/1: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mr. Kopecky
Sat. 6/4: 8:00 AM Eagle Classic Golf Tournament
Library Time Ending
Please note that our school library is closing to our students for the school year. Students will have a chance to visit one more time this week for story time and to return books. Thank you.
Librarian Help Needed
We are so thankful to have had the leadership of Karin Roney, our volunteer librarian, over the past several years at Hope! The Roney family is moving to Maple Valley, leaving the position open for someone new. Our vision is to have someone commit 3-5 hours per week helping K-5 classrooms visit the library, and to have 2-3 other volunteers take time 1-2 hours per week shelving books, etc. A small stipend may be available for the librarian leader position. Please contact the school office if you are interested or would like more information.
PIP Opportunities – Click Here
Need Lunch assistance on Thursday through end of the school year!
Parent Involvement Program Ends May 31st
Parents, please note that our Parent Involvement Program (PIP) runs through May 31st. All PIP hours need to be fulfilled by May 31st to apply towards this school year. Please contact Mrs. Wallace if an extension is needed as all unfulfilled hours will be billed at $20 each, based on 1/4 hour increments.
Seeking Parents and Teachers of Hope (PTH) Board for Next School Year
PTH has two vacant positions for the 2016-2017 board. PTH is a great way to get to know other parents better, learn more about the inner workings of Hope, and feel good about providing support to students, parents, and teachers. You also earn PIP for serving on the board!
Other board members are available to train new board members and for questions throughout the year. There is just one meeting a month (August-May), three of which are General PTH meetings. Being a board officer will fulfill all of your PIP hours for an entire school year. Members-at-large generally earn up to 15 hours of their annual PIP by serving on the board. We are a small-budget PTH, so the board jobs are very manageable. Please contact PTH President, Sonjia Barker, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and/or would like more info about serving on the PTH Board.
Tuition Materials Past Due for 2016-2017
Tuition materials for our 2016-2017 school year are now past due. Please remember that the following items must be completed and returned to the school office ASAP.
Tuition Invoice, Tuition Contract and SMART enrollment form (provided only to new families).
Please call the school office if you have any questions regarding these materials at (206) 935-8500.
Sounds of Spring Concert – Wed. May 25th
Please join Hope School and Seattle Lutheran High School students for our annual Sounds of Spring Concert. We will hear from Hope’s Glee Club, Chapel Band, Beginning Band and Handbell Choir, as well as the Seattle Lutheran Band. The concert will take place in Hope’s Sanctuary Wednesday night, May 25, at 7:00 PM.
Principal Date Change – June 1st
Next Wednesday, June 1 (please note change of date), Asher from 5th grade will be Principal, and he has asked students to wear clothing demonstrating what they want to do when they grow up. This is a regular dress day so students not dressing up should wear school uniforms.
Eagle Classic Golf Tournament – June 4th
Deadline to get your registration in is Wednesday, May 25th. Don’t miss out on the fun! Turn in your registration form to Mr. Kapels or register online here. Fellowship and golf is the name of the game June 4th at 8am, so don’t delay! We’ll have competitions and great prizes available. If you are interested in helping the day of, please email Sally Heit.
Washington D.C. Fundraiser at Coastline Burgers – June 7th
Join us the last week of school for a fun night out! Tuesday, June 7th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm spend time with friends and enjoy a good ‘ol burger to help support the 7/8th grade Washington DC Enrichment program. Our neighborhood burger joint is excited to host this community event and share a percentage of the night’s proceeds. Be sure to tell them you’re with Hope Lutheran and receive your free cookie. Don’t forget to check out our art sale. Several artists from our Hope community have donated their artwork: paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. We look forward to seeing you at Coastline Burgers: 4444 California Ave SW. For more information contact Toniadavidson@hotmail.com.
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